As you may know me and my daughter are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Oct 2017.
We are doing this in memory of our beloved Paawan Purba
Paawan sadly passed away last year at the tender age of 20 due to a rare strain of meningitis - meningococcal group W (MenW
) meningitis, most people don't even know this strain exists.
We are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising money for Meningitis Research Foundation to be able to raise awareness and funds for research to be done to ensure that any other families don't have to go through the heartbreak and devastation that this can cause and be prevented by a simple vaccination.
Personally, I have felt that losing Paawan has taught me that you have to live life to the fullest and to quote Paawan 'live life, love life'
"... losing Paawan has taught me that you have to live life to the fullest"
For such a young girl it was amazing to see how many lives she touched through pure happiness and joy and her infectious laugh.
If anything I've been living life just to live not to love every moment of this, so one of the greatest challenges I am going to face is going to be this but I am going to do it with optimism and really appreciate the views I will see, the sense of achievement afterwards and really do it with a joyful perspective and yes it will be extremely hard but once it has been done I can happily say I did it to 'live life, love life'
Please donate and share, no matter what amount it will really help and mean alot. We will also be holding some events through the year and be setting up a page for some products we will be creating.